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Speedlight Lit Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we’re continuing our themed challenges in the Portraits Direction to celebrate the launch of our Portraits: Lighting the Shot eBook by …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

Start Feeling GOOD About YOUR Photography

As I’ve begun teaching others how to edit their photos I’ve begun to realize that a lot of new photographers lack the confidence in their own work. I …

What It’s Like to Be a Photojournalist

Photojournalists can’t rely on elaborate lighting equipment or Photoshop to craft award-winning shots. Instead, they must wait for the crucial moment …

Video: Making Creative Use of Focus to Capture Ethereal Firework Footage

In the past, we’ve shared a few creative ways to take your fireworks shots to the next level. Be it shooting hand-held long exposures for an abstract …

New Guide: Growing Your Sports Photography Business

In our latest free guide, <i>Growing Your Sports Photography</i> <b>Business</b>, we offer an in-depth look at the sports photography industry today. This …

5 People Doing Time-Lapse Photography Right

Every day it feels like there are another hundred or so timelapses posted online. While some of this is just the illusion of more exposure and access …

5 Tips for Staying Infatuated With Photography

It takes a lot to hold my interest. Scratch that—it takes a lot to get my interest, then hold it, and finally (and especially) to keep it. This makes …

Portraits of People Holding Their School Pictures from Awkward Years

Do you always laugh and squirm when you look back at official school pictures from “awkward years”? You’re not alone — take a peek at the Awkward …

Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget

Chances are, no matter what your specialty is, you’ve been asked to photograph headshots. Professionals from many industries use these images to …

Giveaway: Win a Canon or Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Lens

<b>Update</b>: This giveaway is now over. The winner has been randomly selected and is announced below.<p>The dust is still settling from the DSLR giveaway we …

How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Sunsets are a huge draw for landscape photographers due to the unique light at the end of the day. Not only is the colour of the light attractive but …

StrobePack: Wearable Portrait Studio and Cutting-Edge Fashion Statement

You can spot-meter and bounce strobes all you want, but on-location portrait photography can still be a pain the butt. Unless you take your studio …

5 Reasons Why Prime Lenses Are Better Than Zoom Lenses

The debate always rages between photographers – which is better: zoom lenses, or primes? In this video from, photographer Kai W, with the help of his …

Phottix Mitros [Nikon] Review: The Real Deal

Big changes continue to ripple through the high-quality, 3rd-party flash industry this month. To wit: I've been testing a new $299 Phottix Mitros …

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

Sunset/Sunrise Landscapes: Weekly Photography Challenge

Over the next few weeks – to celebrate the launch of our brand new Landscape Photography eBook (which is currently 33% off) – we are going to be …

Life of a Traveling Landscape Photographer

Many aspiring landscape photographers dream for the chance to travel the world and take photos for a living. Lars Schneider was one of those …

Picture of the week: You Never See Them Like This, by Tim Hetherington

Sergeant Sterling Jones of the 2nd Battalion Airborne of the 503rd US Infantry practises his golf swing while on deployment in the Korengal Valley, …

Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on which lens to buy and which lens is …

Cameras

5 Tips for Creating fun Campfire Photos

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the Digital Photography School headmaster, Darren Rowse, in person at a conference we both …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Street Photography

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …